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The Body Shop Is Cutting Background Checks; Do the Risks Outweigh the Benefits?


Can’t find a job? Have a criminal record? Can’t pass a drug test? Don’t worry, this popular retail chain will hire you. You just have to be the first in line.

Okay, maybe it’s not that simple, but the new hiring process for The Body Shop‘s distribution centers is close to it.

The cosmetic, skincare and perfume company is one of the first retail businesses that will begin hiring in a way that completely eliminates human bias. Those who successfully complete an apprenticeship will receive employment opportunities. To be eligible, candidates must first answer ‘yes’ to three simple questions: Can you legally work in the United States? Can you lift over 50 pounds? Can you stand for up to eight hours?

The subsidiary of Natura & Co is adopting this hiring model in its warehouses in an effort to save money on recruiting methods. But more importantly, its aim is to attract talented workers who may not have employment opportunities otherwise. FULL ARTICLE